2/21/20, Guardian: How the American dream died on the world’s busiest border
2/20/20, New York Times: A Town of Immigrant Farm Workers Says No to an ICE Detention Center
2/18/20, Reveal: The Disappeared
2/18/20, Guardian: UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers
2/17/20, AZ Central: Migrant aid groups in Nogales to add more than 700 beds for asylum-seekers
2/17/20, Derry News (NH): Art show explores lives, stories of NH immigrants
2/15/20, Washington Post: Trust and Consequences
“To bolster its policy of stepped up enforcement, the administration is requiring that notes taken during mandatory therapy sessions with immigrant children be passed onto ICE, which can then use those reports against minors in court. Intimate confessions, early traumas, half-remembered nightmares — all have been turned into prosecutorial weapons, often without the consent of the therapists involved, and always without the consent of the minors themselves, in hearings where the stakes can be life and death.”
2/15/20, Univision: Former U.S Marine facing deportation 25 years after he left active duty
2/14/20, New York Times: Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities
2/14/20, Church Times: US deports the son of Anglican Bishop of El Salvador
2/19/20, New York Times: Why I Became an Activist Against Fear
“No matter the context, I’m wary of people who try to create division or suspicion toward a particular group. Who assert that if one group gets more, we will get less. Who believe that if we extend basic rights to others, our own will be diminished. Who argue that if we allow others into our country, we will somehow have to relinquish our own safety, jobs and identity.
2/19/20, New York Times: ‘What Part of Illegal Don’t You Understand?’
2/17/20, New York Times: When a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Tears
2/16/20, Ali Noorani: Why it matters
2/17/20, Refugee Studies Centre: Colonial mobilities and global inequality: why European settlers ought not to be regarded as migrants | Professor Gurminder K Bhambra (podcast)
In this talk, I argue for the need to take colonial histories seriously in our understandings of contemporary migration. The population movements from Europe to the New World and beyond coalesced, over four centuries, into a phenomenon that was markedly different from these other quotidian movements and encounters. This is because European movement was linked to colonial settlement which was central to the displacement, dispossession, and elimination of populations across the globe. It was also central to the creation of the global inequalities and injustices that mark the worlds we share in common and that are the basis of contemporary movements of peoples. Without understanding the histories that produced these inequalities we are unlikely to understand contemporary movements.
2/16/20, NBC News: ‘What’s Eating America’ tackles immigration, food industry, more
The new MSNBC show ‘What’s Eating America’ tackles immigration, the food industry, and more by examining the stories of people working to raise, process, and harvest what we eat. ‘What’s Eating America’ host Andrew Zimmern joins Joy Reid to discuss saying, ‘It is confounding to me how few people understand the vital nature that these undocumented, documented, migrant, visa workers in our food system play.’
Seeking to inform conversations around immigration, this Spotlight offers answers to some of the most frequently asked immigration-related questions, drawing on the most authoritative, current data available about the 44.7 million immigrants residing in the United States as of 2018. Among the questions it answers: Who is immigrating to the United States today and from where? How many people arrive in the country through the various immigration channels? Do they speak English? Where do they live and work? How many immigrants become U.S. citizens? How many apply and receive asylum in the United States?